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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Urodela > Family: Plethodontidae > Genus: Speleomantes > Species: Speleomantes imperialis

Imperial cave salamander - Speleomantes imperialis (Stefani, 1969)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 6 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code 6209


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ITB041106 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli e Sarrabus Map
ITB043055 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli Map
ITB031104 Italy Media Valle del Tirso e Altopiano di Abbasanta - Rio Siddu Map
ITB020015 Italy Area del Monte Ferru di Tertenia Map
ITB021103 Italy Monti del Gennargentu Map
ITB032240 Italy Castello di Medusa Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Geotritone imperiale Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Geotritone odoroso Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Imperial cave salamander English Gasc J.P. and al.
Odorous cave salamander English Gasc J.P. and al.
Riechender Höhlensalamander German Gasc J.P. and al.
Salamandra cavernícola manchada Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Salamandra cavernicola olorosa Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Spélerpès impérial French Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Hydromantes imperialis Stefani, 1969

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External data

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